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Windows 7: WAP

30 Apr 2019   #1
ashippen

Win 7 64-Bit
 
 
WAP

How does one find the WAP's IP Address (without Fing, Wire Shark, etc.)

Example: When I am on my home network, if I type in "ipconfig /all" in to CMD, and type the IP address of the default gateway in to my web browser, I can login to my ISP's router/ WAP. However, in the work environment, this brings you to the firewall. If you type "ARP -A" you get the IP Address and MAC Address. I know the MAC Address to each WAP, but it isn't coming up on the list of items when I enter ARP -A.


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02 May 2019   #2
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

If you are an authorized administrator you will know how your router is configured or can contact your vendor for further instructions. If you aren't but are trying to hack your company's network we can't help you per our forum's rules.

https://www.sevenforums.com/misc.php?do=showrules

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6) No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.
Not to mention that if your employer finds out they can terminate you.
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03 May 2019   #3
ashippen

Win 7 64-Bit
 
 

No, I am not looking to hack it. I am asking a question because I couldn't find the answer on Google. How does one learn without asking or researching an issue? Also, knowing an IP Address isn't going to do much in helping one hack it. I never implied I was going to hack it and even if I was, it would be pretty stupid to put it in writing so it could be used against me. Again, just trying to LEARN something.
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03 May 2019   #4
ashippen

Win 7 64-Bit
 
 

Also, I am assuming I could run one of those application on a personal computer or maybe using a pocket app. Furthermore, I feel like this question is pretty basic, thus, if I am asking a basic question, wouldn't be understood that I wouldn't have the skills or know how to hack the network?

This is pretty frustrating because I can't find the answer using a search engine. So I seek aid on a forum with thousands of members with greater skills and knowledge than me. The one response I get is someone accusing me of trying to hack the network.

Maybe explaining my thought process will help. When one enters the ARP -a command, the IP Address and MAC Addresses are listed. However, I already know the MAC Address for this particular item. Thus, I know half the information. So shouldn't CMD be able to provided that information? Moreover, very often, when working with computers, there is more than one way to skin the proverbial cat. So I was thinking maybe I can obtain this information without having to install yet another application on my computer. Finally, if ARP -a is listing all these items why isn't it listing the WAP?
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04 May 2019   #5
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Does this help? https://www.online-tech-tips.com/com...nt-ip-address/

I'm not sure what you mean by a firewall page but if you are getting anything other than a login page when you type in the gateway then it may be blocked from access through wifi in which case you will need to have a wired connection. I'm not sure why you would be accessing this unless you are an administrator or trying to gain unauthorized access to the network administration. Most network users don't even need to access this. I guess it might help to know what you are trying to accomplish. If it isn't hacking, I apologize but it sounded like a fishy question to me.
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04 May 2019   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

In your situation your employer or their agent, the system admin, has decided to block your access from the Access point / router.

This is a normal thing to protect the company security and privacy.

In addition to the blocks that you are hitting, I would always add an additional log generation routine so I, as the system admin, would know exactly what user was trying to access things that they had no reason to access. This information would then be passed to the relevant department for action, which would vary from a reprimand to termination of employment. wthe company should provide all users with an IT system policy which would give an Idea of what action would be most likely.

I would not be surprised if you were called in to explain to management why you were trying to "hack" into their system rather than perform the duties you are paid to perform
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06 May 2019   #7
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
In your situation your employer or their agent, the system admin, has decided to block your access from the Access point / router.

This is a normal thing to protect the company security and privacy.

In addition to the blocks that you are hitting, I would always add an additional log generation routine so I, as the system admin, would know exactly what user was trying to access things that they had no reason to access. This information would then be passed to the relevant department for action, which would vary from a reprimand to termination of employment. wthe company should provide all users with an IT system policy which would give an Idea of what action would be most likely.

I would not be surprised if you were called in to explain to management why you were trying to "hack" into their system rather than perform the duties you are paid to perform
I agree. If you have been blocked from using Wifi there is a good reason for it. Contact IT and see what you need to do to gain access. Perhaps there is a special program they use for authentication or they restrict access to only certain personnel for security. If you are trying to get a personal device on their wifi, don't. Frequently company's prevent personal devices from network use for security. Barman is totally correct about the auditing and possible repercussions to your employment. If it is necessary for your job talk to management or IT and see if you can get access. Don't attempt to break in.

I don't feel like it is ethical for us to help you since it isn't your network. It is probably also against our forum's rules even if you are only intending on looking, but that is more of a question for barman or the admins.
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